Breast Cancer and The Butterfly
For many women, and some breast cancer survivors particularly, the butterfly feels like a kindred spirit
The butterfly is a beautiful creature that emerges from its cocoon after a phase of intense vulnerability with new found vigour and freedom - delicate, graceful, playful and oh-so incredibly light.
For many women, and some breast cancer survivors particularly, the butterfly feels like a kindred spirit - its journey serving as a poignant reminder of that period in their lives where they faced profound change and readjustment.
Your New Body
Often, changes to our bodies can feel as dramatic as the butterfly’s wings unfolding. Do you see your scar as the first brush stroke and your body as a new blank canvas? Do you see your new side as your “good side”, proud of what it stands for and all that you are?
We live in world rich in symbolism, from sports to religion and everything in between, but why are symbols so important to us? Perhaps they allow us to feel more secure, part of a group that gives us a sense of belonging, able to communicate without the need for words or explanations. Perhaps drawing parallels with icons, particularly those found in nature, provides us with a greater depth and understanding of our own lives and teaches us some valuable lessons along the way.
The butterfly’s journey is to be admired and so are you. You have come a long way and achieved so much. Stand proud, step forward, be bold and beautiful — and take flight.